On Vancouver Island, vintage cars and hot-rods now can go entirely electric.
A partnership between Canadian Electric Vehicles (canEV) and Webb Motorworks allows classic cars to transition to zero-emission without much hassle.
The companies design electric engines that fit into standard engine mounts with minimal integration.
The engines still produce high-power performance but with zero emissions. After six months of research, development and refinement, the companies created three e-crates as prototypes to showcase at the SEMA trade show in Las Vegas.
The prototypes were put into three vehicles for the show. A 1932 Ford Deuce Coupe, a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air and a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. Each of the three vehicles included a customized electric power plant housed the Webb Motorworks designed electric crate, along with an electric powertrain designed by CanEV.
The two companies hope that the prototypes inspire hot-rodders and classic car fans to transition to a zero-emission future. Not only do the cars still maintain the aesthetic of their engine compartment, but with the canEV designed powertrain and power plant, they do not have to sacrifice the vehicle’s power or performance.